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Rocmec’s thermal fragmentation technology tested at Goldcorp operation

One of Rocmec Mining’s thermal fragmentation units is to be deployed for test work at Goldcorp’s Porcupine gold mine in Timmins, Ontario. Thermal fragmentation (IM September 2009, p24) will be compared to the long-hole mining method currently employed at the mine. This offers several advantages such as: less long-hole drilling, reduction in mucking, backfilling, transporting [...]

Largest mining motor in the world on Joy AFC for Xstrata Coal in Australia

ATB Morley says the 11 kV motor it recently supplied to Xstrata Coal “is the very first of its kind; historically most large electrical motors supplied for underground coal mining have been manufactured suitable for a maximum voltage of 3,300 V. [This] motor weighing in at 10 t currently stands as the largest underground mining [...]

Metso's SUPERIOR 60-110E primary gyratory crusher is enhanced for today’s crushing needs

Enhanced for today's crushing needs, and using the latest in design and modeling software, Metso's SUPERIOR® 60-110E primary gyratory crusher provides a redesigned Spider, a one-piece bottomshell and a new rim liner retention system. These […]

Metso's innovative research and development has taken their line of cone crushers to the next level with the Nordberg MP1250

Metso's innovative research and development has taken their line of cone crushers to the next level. With the Nordberg MP®1250, Metso is providing up to 30% increase in capacity as a result of advanced crushing […]

Declining markets cull Eqstra's profits; board considers rights issue

Plummeting sales in the construction, mining and industrial equipment markets in 2009 – down about 50% from 2008 levels – saw JSE-listed Eqstra Holdings take a heavy knock over the last six months. The situation was worsened by some mining contracts

Finning to supply mining trucks and support equipment to Ministro Hales copper mine, Chile

Finning International’s South American division has received a Letter of Intent (LoI) from Codelco that includes the supply of 20 Caterpillar 797 mining trucks and 15 pieces of support equipment, plus a ten-year maintenance and repair contract. The approximate value of the deal, including the maintenance services, is $400 million. The equipment will be delivered [...]

How can technology play a role in dealing with the ever changing mining industry?

CRCMining has issued a call for papers for The 2010 Australian Mining Technology Conference - how can technology play a role in dealing with the ever changing mining industry? The conference will showcase technological solutions for mining effectively and safely in the current resources environment. These technologies cover the full spectrum of mining activities, from [...]

Komatsu earthmoving fleet hits coal goals

A $90 million fleet of Komatsu mining equipment, delivered to Macarthur Coal’s Moorvale mine in central Queensland in late 2008, has helped the mine achieve record production levels as it bounces back from the effects of the Global Financial Crisis (GFC). The fleet consists of two PC5500 excavators, ten 830E dump trucks and three D475A-5 [...]

Improving mine camp sustainability: all part of the licence to operate

For mining companies, a long-term licence to operate depends on a capacity to renew existing commitments while seeking new solutions to environmental concerns.Sustainability best practice recognises the need to reduce a site’s ecological footprint, so it is logical to include any mine camp in this equation. Many companies have been embedding sustainability principles into mine camp [...]

ABB wins $75 million power order in Canada

Zurich, Switzerland, Nov. 12, 2009 – ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won an order worth $75 million from Hydro-Québec for static VAr compensators (SVCs) – equipment which enables quick responses to […]

One step closer to perfection

Atlas Copco's new unique High Precision Tunnelling (HPT) concept points the way to further process refinement and greater cost efficiency. HPT features seven innovative options for drill rigs and machines, based on the latest technology […]

Codelco and Rio look for better technologies to mine and refine copper

Rio Tinto and Codelco have entered into the Río de Cobre (River of Copper) technology alliance agreement.  This new alliance allows both companies to jointly pursue next generation copper mining and processing technology development.  The aim is to deliver safer, more energy efficient and lower cost of production from both current and next generation open-pit [...]

Alimak lifting Boliden’s Aitik copper mine expansion in Sweden

As we finish off the Nordic technology and mining features for IM November, news comes from technology provider Alimak Hek, which is carrying out work for Boliden’s Aitik copper mine expansion near Gällivare in northern Sweden. Alimak’s contract, which is part of the mining company’s SEK 6 billion investment, will provide seven rack and pinion-driven lifts [...]

Ontario Contractors Selling Off Equipment

Mike Wells, who buys and sells heavy equipment, says even though the industry appears to be turning the corner there are still lots of people selling construction machinery……more at Construction Equipment

Improving the efficiency of the tailings thickener in a coal preparation plant

A customer had multiple coal types, that were processed through the preparation plant. Some of the coal types had different settling characteristics, which affected tailings thickener efficiency and the “clarometer” instrument that tested settling rates in the incoming feed well failed from time to time, which meant that the floccing rate changed and the suspended solids increased, [...]

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FOR SALE – NEW/UNUSED – PERTH, AUSTRALIA MAJOR PROJECT & UPGRADE OPPORTUNITY (1) Thyssen Krupp 63-89 Semi-Mobile Primary Gyratory Crusher – 4000 TPH, 1000kW EMD (1) 14 MW Polysius 7.3 x 12.5m (24’ x 41’) […]

Cubex QXR drill success

Cubex has reported that Morobe Mining Joint Ventures (MMJV) has successfully completed its first year of reverse circulation drilling and horizontal dewatering using the Cubex QXR 1120 drill at the Hidden Valley gold mine

Simformotion launches Gen II hardware

Simformotion, a leader in heavy equipment simulator training solutions has announced the release of its new Gen II hardware for Caterpillar’s simulator product line

Atlas Copco releases new DTH hammer

Atlas Copco has announced the addition of the Secoroc COP 44 Gold to its already popular range of Secoroc DTH hammers

MEYCO and Sandvik sign global agreement for co-operation in sprayed concrete equipment

BASF’s MEYCO Equipment unit and Sandvik Mining and Construction have signed an agreement on global co-operation in the fields of tunneling and mining. In a first step they have agreed to initiate co-operation in the service and maintenance of machines for sprayed concrete. Meyco says “the full scope of the agreement will be communicated in the latter part [...]

Maptek™ 3D scanning technology used in deep underground lab

MaptekTM I-SiteTM laser scanning expertise and software technology is being used to map the geology and layout of the deepest underground laboratory to be established in the USA. The Deep Underground Science and Engineering Lab […]

Enhanced Operator’s Cab for 49HR Drill

Bucyrus, a leading innovator in the mining equipment industry, introduces an enhanced, state-of-the-art operator’s cab for the Bucyrus 49HR line of rotary blasthole drills.

Rio and Terex global supply agreement

Rio Tinto has signed a global supply agreement with Terex Mining. The heavy mobile equipment (HME) agreement provides a basis for continued capital equipment sales, simplifying the procurement process for both companies.

Lubricating the mining industry’s essential drive components

September’s issue of International Mining is nearing its editorial closing, including the annual examination of the latest in Drives and Controls. On that very subject, Lubrication Engineers (L.E.) explains that contamination is the number 1 cause of failure in any mechanical application. Since every mine has a sizeable investment in the equipment that is owned [...]

Planet Mobile industrial vacuum cleaners from Kerrick Industrial Equipment

vacuuming applications in a variety of industries including, but not limited to, construction, hire, agricultural and mining.Planet Mobile industrial vacuum cleaners feature a 5.5 HP GX Honda, 3 stage turbine, 50 litre easy release waste bin,